Front verandah





In 2013 the Museum carried out a major extension to the front verandah. This has provided an attractive setting for residents and visitors to enjoy the Museum facility, and also the cafe and internet services. This project cost the Museum considerable funds but it could not have been completed without the extraordinary generosity of many volunteers. 

Ken Lipscombe – Port Macquarie builder donated nine weeks of his time and expertise to construct the verandah to the highest standard.

George Warner – Committee member and engineer donated his time to the design and liasison with the LHI Board for approvals, and assisting Ken Lipscombe in the construction and arranging freight of all materials.

Brian Leslie – Port Macquarie painter donated his time and professional skills to paint the whole extension.

Margaret Murray – local artist who designd and painted the wonderful murals at each end of the verandah.

Matt Nulty – local teacher and qualified electrician installed the wiring and lighting system for the verandah.

Garth Nichols – provided accommodation for Ken and Eilenn Lipscombe while Ken was working on the project.

Other past projects

Zoom In!

A recent major acquisition at the Museum was the purchase of a digital microscope, the Micro-Eye built in New Zealand by Micro-Imaging.

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Woodhen book

This book gives information on often asked questions about the Woodhen, plus the story of its rescue from the brink of extinction in 1980. The production was provided by LHI Museum volunteer committee members Ian Hutton, Sue Nichols and Margaret Murray.

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1960s souvenir booklet

Shirley had this booklet reprinted in memory of her mother, and to support the Lord Howe Island Museum. The original was one of the first booklets available to tourists after World War II.

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Electricity generator

This generator has been part of the museum’s collection for some 20 years. Funds were used to engage local mechanic, Bing Simpson, to give the generator conservation treatment to limit future oxidation and preserve the original character.

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World Heritage book

This lavish 264 page colour book is a celebration of World Heritage Lord Howe Island. Sponsorship of the book came following a visit to the Island by Michael Looker, Director of the Nature Conservancy (Australia), who felt that it is important to promote Lord Howe Island as an example of world’s best practice environmental management by the Lord Howe Island Board and the New South Wales government.

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